Welcome to the Marchese v. Cablevision Systems Corp. Settlement Website

If You Currently Subscribe to Cablevision Cable Television Services, or If You Subscribed at Any Time Since April 30, 2004, You Could Benefit from a Class Action Settlement.

UPDATE (1/17/17): Settlement Benefits to eligible Current and Former Subscribers will be disbursed beginning in February, 2017. If additional information was requested as part of your claim review process, Settlement Benefits may begin later as any new information you submit is processed.

UPDATE (9/12/16): On September 12, 2016, the Court held a public Final Fairness Hearing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Following this hearing, the Court entered an order for final approval of the Settlement. The Court also approved Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees and expenses. Distributing benefits will take time. Please be patient. Please continue to visit this Settlement website for updates.

There is a Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Cablevision claiming that certain business practices resulted in subscribers paying higher prices for Cablevision’s cable TV set-top boxes.

Subject to certain exceptions, the Settlement Class includes all persons in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York who subscribed to Cablevision’s video services and paid a monthly fee to Cablevision to lease a Set-Top Box at any time from April 30, 2004 to March 9, 2016.

The Settlement offers credits for services (ranging between $50-$140 in value) or a one-time bill credit (ranging between $20-$40) to Cablevision’s Current Subscribers. Former Subscribers can get a one-time cash payment (ranging between $20-$40) and other benefits.

Your legal rights are affected even if you do not act. Please read carefully. The rights and options below — and the deadlines to exercise them— are explained in further detail in the Notice.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed consistent with the Settlement. Please be patient.

Exclude Yourself by
August 24, 2016
Ask to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to keep the right to sue Cablevision at your own expense (see FAQ 16).
Object by
August 24, 2016
Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement (see FAQ 19).
Go to a Hearing on
September 12, 2016
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement (see FAQ 19).
Submit a Claim Form by
September 23, 2016
Submit a Claim Form for a cash payment, bill credit, and/or credits for certain Cablevision services (see FAQ 11).
Do Nothing Give up your rights to sue Cablevision for the legal claims resolved by this case. Current Subscribers who do nothing will receive access to a four month subscription to the Internet-delivered SundanceNow service from AMC.

Important Dates

  • Class Period
    April 30, 2004 – March 9, 2016
  • Deadline to Exclude yourself from the Settlement
    August 24, 2016
  • Deadline to Object to the Settlement
    August 24, 2016
  • Final Fairness Hearing
    September 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. (EST)
    United States District Court
    for the District of New Jersey
    Courtroom 2A
    Martin Luther King Building
    & U.S. Courthouse
    50 Walnut Street, Newark, NJ 07101
  • Final Judgment Entered
    September 12, 2016
  • Online Claim Filing Deadline
    September 23, 2016
  • Postmarked Deadline for Paper Claim Filing
    September 23, 2016
  • Distribution of Settlement Benefits to eligible Claimants Begin
    February 21, 2017